Gigabyte tries its Android luck with the dual-SIM GSmart 1342 and GSmart G1362, we go hands on (Video)

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You’d probably be hard-pressed to name any Android phones from Gigabyte, but the Taiwanese manufacturer has been actually trying to grab a bite of the Android smartphone market for quite some time and has its eyes set on becoming a bigger player in the future.

Gigabyte has just introduced two new Android phones at Computex 2012 in Taiwan: the entry-level GSmart G1342 and the rather high-end GSmart G1362.

The GSmart G1342 has a 3.5-inch display of 320 x 480 resolution. At the heart of the phone is a single-core Qualcomm 7225A processor, while the rest of the specs include a 1GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash.

As for the GSmart G1362, the 4.3-inch display of the phone supports a resolution of 480 x 854. You’ll find a dual-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm 8225 processor, 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear shooter, and a 0.3MP front shooter.

The Gigabyte GSmart G1342 and Gsmart 1362 run the latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box, and they are both dual-SIM capable. According to our very own Darcy LaCouvee, the G1342 will retail for roughly $200 and will be released soon. Check out his hands-on impression of the Gigabyte G1342 on the video below.

The two models may not be the slickest of Android phones in town, but with the right price point, solid specs and designs, we’re sure Gigabyte can slowly gain some footing in the Android world.

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